It’s said that a woman’s place is in the house, and to that we can only say… hell yes it is! As we consider the possibility that our next President and White House occupant may very well be a woman, it feels like we’re one step closer to that day mothers across America can finally look their daughters in the eye and tell them they can be whatever they want to be when they grow up—and, for the first time, actually mean it. From the White House to the field house, taphouse to powerhouse, we found 8 women who are changing the game as leaders in traditionally male dominated fields. Whether they are educators, engineers, brewmasters, or ballers, like Hillary, these women are smashing stereotypes and redefining what it means for a woman to rule the house.
CHOPHOUSE: NAOMI POMEROYBeast was a huge risk—I had never been a chef before and I went into it kind of licking my wounds from some past failures. I never thought we would make it 3 months, but here we are 9 years later still having a blast, thriving, and even launching my own cookbook.”
FIELDHOUSE: BRITTNEY GRINER & SUE BIRD
BALLERS, WNBA CHAMPIONS & BEST IN THE GAME
BG: “The best career advice I’ve been given is to never take a play off. Play every play like it’s your last one, even if it’s in practice. I just want to be the best I can be. I don’t want anyone to ever say that I didn’t live up to my full potential, I want to be the best I can.”
SB: “I started out doing what I do because I loved it. Ever since I was a kid I was a straight-up tomboy so sports came naturally to me. Basketball eventually stuck out as the one that I wanted to pursue long term and it was always out of love for the game. Now what motivates me is knowing I can leave a legacy—both as a player and as a person.”
TAPHOUSE: NATALIE BALDWIN
BREWMASTER AT BURNSIDE BREWING, BIOCHEMIST & PILSNER PRO
POWERHOUSE: MIRA KWON GRACIA
WEIGHTLIFTER, RECORD HOLDER, & OWNER AT INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH GYM
POT HOUSE: MEGHAN WALSTATTER
GROWER, DISPENSARY OWNER & MARIJUANA LOBBYIST
SCHOOLHOUSE: SHANNON MCCLURE
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT METROPOLITAN LEARNING CENTER, EDUCATOR & ACTIVIST
HOUSE IN PROGRESS: GINA COPLON
ENGINEER, LEED CERTIFIED & ADVENTURE SEEKER
Photography by Andrea Corradini
Shout out to the next generation of ballers, Maddie Naro and Eboni Clay!
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